Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on May 13, 1897 · Page 11
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h*ttt*r Cif tfiftt at o'clock In thfe and, Iiot and tired, went •gimft t<* the hotel, took a bath and tafia went to supper, after which I ftrofle<! up the ftrala street watching 4tee people who were passing. I tettfit have been engaged thus until f of 8 o'clock, ai»d Was Jnst going to thd street When a young lady 22 passed me and, although -she only glanced at me, Jn that rttort time I discerned a good deal -from the troubled expression on her face. I turned and followed her, and ?ae soon entered a comfortable looking "house, In which, to all appearances, afae lived, as I soon, saw her light the lamp the front room, 'and sitting down the open window she buried her face (In her bands. I stood watching tt*ir Jfor five minutes, when a man entered aad spoke <to her.- - - - ;'; I saw her' crouch closer to the win- flow. . Vaulting the fence I went up to •S *ose bush about ten feet from the J ,ou8e, where I could hear what was ^ said. He was abusing her in a terrible way for losing her purse con'. talrdng a few dollars. She made no ' reply, which only incensed him more, , And finally, with a fearful oath, he jitruck her with a walking uttck across t la* shoulders. That was more than I . '<ou!d stand, - BO, jumping up on the porch, I 'entered through the window, •j&nd before he fully realized what was Jpappenlng I dealt him a blow on the. , left side of the face which made him ', tall to the floor unconscious. . , She was very frightened, Cor Bhe thought I had killed him. Although she had no love for him now, she was . freatly worried, fearing the consequences to'myself, she afterward 'told X me '._ -IJ? 8 ^ studied jncdlctne, so' it: did Jjlot Worry mlFmucn, for I knew h¥sooh ' would recover. The fellow Boon regained consciousness and looked ait me ; In a bewildered way. ' ' *.' "Who are you'| he finally said. • Fo? answer I showed him my badge, flaying: "I am a detective, if it helps you any to know." : r ' "What are you doing here?" . /. i"I came here, to take care of that ,(ady,' at (present, and If Fever hear of , you striking her. again I'will put you -.Where,you will have.different exercise •• for your muscles." • . I did not remain longer, and as .1 J went put the door his wife (I learned .afterward ahe was his wife) met me on. the porch and asked me my name. .\l pimply handed her my card and she Frfday and io rid* wftt) nv=i the n*jct . therefor* paj»se<l a V?ry restless <fay untft the appointed Jratr. i found her ready, wteitlng .me, dressed very bs- eomiagly, again In-black. A el{gh>. Wush mounted her eboeks as she extended he* little hand. W« drove to the park and along the lake shore, S3 ahe Was fond of t&'e water. We bad <been conversfn-g on subjects in general and the talk finally drifted to Breams. She suddenly said: "I can never forget you for your act to a defenseless woman. The first time I saiv you I knew I had found the person I had seen so often in dreams: I have repeatedly dreamed of eotne one stepping, into my life at most unexpected times, often saving me from beasts, drowning and all kinds of dreadful positions. Now I fully realize it Is you of whom 1 have dreamed so much, and I want to thank you again for your help.'' : • • ; For a few momenta I knew not what to eay.ibut, glancing toward her, she wag looking ine fully in the face,_so It did not .take-me long to regain my powers of speech. In that glance I knew I truly loved her. and that she reciprocated my feeling. : "For answer I must tell you I lova you better tfcan life," I said, drawing her toward me.. "I have loved you since I first «aw you, but dared not tell you. But my only thought has been that some day I might win your love and respect, which I hope I have now Tell me, dearest, do not you love me and will you n'ot be my wife?'.' She hesitated only a moment, then, for answer, she kissed me and said; SILKWORMS OF LEBANON. .How They Are cbuivntea In the Moan--••'. tiling of Tripoli. • Harry Fenn, the artist, ha* written a paper; entitled - one.of hers, thanking me very y for my interference. ' remaj ned-ln town about three days it? ,«ndifeiet her once in_n»y friend's home. ', I ^id not see hef husband again un- P\ '*wo L yeaj| < s..later J _wh.eQ.I'was going- ugh the.town. -As I ha'd to change there I called on my friend G— '• '^He asked me'if I remembered tak- a lady's part when I was there be- ore, I told hini, indeed t I had never ^^ husband Is to (be burled to-day." >' Asking him If It would be all right •me to attend he said yes and as family was.away on a vacation' we togetner to the house where the funeral took place. . . T&e first person I saw was the little lady herself, dressed in black, but having to my mind, a satisfied more than If*mourning look on her face, although r ,»fee had been crying. She looked very matronly in her widow's weeds, but to ;tae very charming. We went "to the grave and G per- me to remain over night 'with That night began a new'side to St. Nicholas, describing his visit to the famous mountains of Lebanon. Concerning the silk industry/which plays such anVlmportant part in the lives of the natives, Mr.: Fenn says: As the time approaches for the silk- wormto hatch out of the egg, the family move out of the house, and camp under tine'trees, giving up the entire .establishment to the worms, after having placed the eggs on shelves made of a reed like bamboo. At' first the young worms are fed on finely chopped leaves; -but as they grow larger the leaves,, need only, be broken In' two. The people have to feed and watch the worms night and day, or they wander in search of food and be lost; and-in the silence of .the night the sound of the worms feeding is like a gently falling rain. '., • The' worms fast :three or four times during this period/ and about twenty- four hours la the length*of each fast. :A -curious feature about their fast is their posture; they assume the attitude of a cobra snake about to strike' and remain rigidly'fixed in that position for the entire period. When they D V. placed on' the shelves, and as the cocoons are formed -upon them the dead twtes seftic. to bear golden fruit. When t2ie froms get through that part of the business the neighbors are called in— iivuethlng .as to an old-fashioned New Baarffahd apple-paring bee. They call It "qtaf" In Arabic— that is "picking;", and soon. jjou. see piles, of pale- coooons heaped upon the floor. Later they anay be spun into hanks; but usually the cocoons are sent down the mountains to Tripoli or Damascus, and after their thirty. or forty days of toil, they Qfteu have to sell the produce for next to nothing, as the Chinese are always ready to Undersell them; Another ourioiis use Mr. Silkworm is put 'to. is to soak -him in j vinegar for some hours, after which he Is drawn out into ^so-called "catgut" to - make snells or leaders for flsh-hooks. At the Wisconsin round-ap Institute L. E. Scott read a paper on the above fewMect Among other things h« said: We are told by the chemist that eom« thirteen or fourteen elements enter into th« growth of all plant*, and that nearly all agricultural soils contain a sufficient supply of all except three* of these, to be practically inexhaustible,. These three are nitrogen, phospfeorlc acid and potash. The farmers of New York are already Jraytag annually five million dollars for these three elements in the form of commercial fertilisers, paying 12 cents per jxmnd for nitrogen, 4^ cento a pound for phosphoric acid, and 4% cents a pound for potash. * * * Inasmuch ea two different plants/do not require elements of fertility in the same proportion, a proper rotation of crops will aid In conserving the hidden treasures of the soli. A careful attention to the. analysis of the crop that we are sell- lug Is also of the utmost Importance. Farms in the older portions of the Btate from which the most grain has been sold present a sad contrast to adjoining farms where stock growing or dairying has been the leading industry, and upon which the products of the farm have been more largely fed. * * * It would seem that so long as we can purchase bran or lln- eeed meal from Minnesota and the Da- kotos, or cotton need products from the south, and con get first cost or more In the milk pail or from stock -grown, ,it would be wiser for us to add this fertility to our farms than to see it go to_ enrich the lands of Europe. Men etlll leave manure In the yard all summer to rot, knowing fyll well that they are losing the use of it for a year, and that even, when piled in the moat approved form, It will, on the average, lose more than half Us value if al- Inwed to-^tcnialn-rthere- six : months-in- the summer season. If spread but over the surface of 'the yard'the loss would be even greater; While the loss from these piles has been ascertained from carefully .tried experiments, it seems incomprehensible to the majority of farmers, if not really incredible. We. all recognize "the difference In strength between leached and un-< leached ashes, and we might make the snme contrast between leached and un- leached barnyard manure. Some farmers have recognized these facts and have made provisions for saving these leachlngs, which are the most avail* able, If not the most valuable portion. They have dug cellars under their stables with water-tight floors. This is an excellent place for ;the storage of the manure,but the fumes arising from this decaying vegetation fill the atmosphere with impurities and permeate the No. 36.of the Missouri Ag- ricultnral Experiment Station, Coltim- fcJa, by Prof, J. M. Etedmaii, reports the results of ^laborate experiments with roenxiB of preventing two insects very Injurious to apple trees, and describes cheap and efficient methods Cf coabivtlng thetn, . The insect known as the tg»ple leaf folder may be readily killed by thoroughly spraying infected trees or nursery, stock Just aa soou as the young Insects begin to hatch, and before they have fcad tkne to fold ,the leaves to any considerable extent This spraying should be done, just as the apple tree leaves are unfolding. The spraying mixture should be made as follows: One pound of Paris green, three pounds of fresh lime, 150 gallons of water. Since there are three broods of thla Insect each year, there are three periods during which spraying can be moat successfully done. The leaf crumpler, another Insect very Injurious to apple trees, may be readily killed by thoroughly spraying the Infected trees while the leaves are unfolding and before the blossoms open, with the eame mixture aa recommended above. If necessary, the trees may foe sprayed again Immediately after all the blossoms have fallen, but In this case the amount of water In the mixture should be Increased to 175 gall cms. Never 'spray a fruit tree while It is In blossom; Bflrloua Injury to the blossom and Imperfect pollination may result, and in many Instances honey bees will be killed. Never omit the fresh lime, and always use two or three times aa much lima by weight aa Paris green. .This will lessen the chances of burning the leaves and Injuring the trees. Spray with a mix-, ture of Jhe m g^ength_Juat. FORTH GRENADINES Latest stales in striped and Figured SILK G-BEHABJISTES. lovely. ORGANDIES An attraotiviB assortment. - SHIRT WAISTS Large and elegant variety. T S make it weaker Is to render it leas effective in killing Insects; to make It stronger te to injure the foliage of the trees. Always see that the mixture is kept constantly stirred while spraying. Apply with as much force as possible, and use as fine a spray as can be made. Spray thoroughly. Hold the spray on the tree long enough to saturate It and'to reach all parts, and always epray from at least two sides. This bulletin is for free distribution to the farmers, and may be had by writing to the director of the experiment (Station, Columbia, Mo. E. D. Davis. May Sale of Parasols and • » • • '.'.."'•.-'•, ' • Umbrellas. Bret ana tabouchere. A good stocy is told' of a practical joke played upon Mr. Labouchere by! Bret Harte. Dressing himself in thread- / B®AM HIM A BLOW. Hf«. G told me how this man wo» hie girl wife when she,was 17, by her older sister putting i at that time his money, fine ap- ce aad dress, but aoon, his bid- nature began to show itself. » It'was a long story of tyranny, in '.tea my interest was more than .a lag one. When G- learned I o» a vacation he Induced roe to d it with him. It wan no hard now I had met hec again. ;|n week passed very quickly, "hunt- fad fishing, with him as my host, which time I saw the "little quite frequently, last it came time for me to rework, and the night befone I i tnet her and learned that ehe was that winter to visit her sister, bare- frayed -an<rfaded Wnfents; such as might be worn V either a Bohemian" journalist or a tramp, Bret Harte v4sit- ed the office of "Truth," and asked to see Mr. Labouchere^ He was_ehownj in= to the inner office of "the ^member tor Northampton, to whom he said that he had, a poeta -which he would be pleased to sell, and asked Mr. Labouchere to look it over. Mr, Labouchere refused to glance at the production, but upon Harte'a earnestly pleading his immedi- 9. hotel in the city, and she $ to call on her. With a prom» *o I, left. was la August. I saw no more > \watW some 4ime iu November, I ehstaced to meet her on State afternoon. .She held out $ "i«rf«Btly than Ws ,dowo I em eti-eet « ate nee4 for money, Mr. Laboiiphere hastily examined the manuscript: Then he returned it, with the remark, "I can not use this trash!" "But,' 1 exclaimed Harte, "I'm atarving!" "What dp you wan* for It?" inquired Mr. Labouchere. "Is it worth a pound?" said Harte, looking as-.if-, very near bursting into tears. "Worth a pound? It's not worth the, paper it is written on!" declared Mr. Labouchere, "if you want cinarl- ty, I can give you a few ishUHngs; but it would bd accompanied by ad vice'to the effect that a atrons, able-bodied raan like' you might make more money and give less cause of offense by seek- iog employment at hop-picktag or be^ fore the mast, instead of attempting to 'worm your way i«to joiynalism. why did you not join the expedition for the relief of General Gordon? * Who are i you?" "Bret Harte/' was the answer, ae portion of the disguise ww* removed, and Mr. I^bouehere beb'eld a club coaapaaiou whom he had known for many year*. loft 'and the meal bin, rendering ttoe feed unwholesome. Covered barnyards have been: advocated by some ojt our eastern farmers, but; are expensive. Sheds "large enough for a few months' accumulations might be practicable, but as manure never gains anything by age, except In solubility, I believe the better way is to take it to the field as. directly .from the stable as conyen- icilt and spread out at once. . Gtant Kuotvreed or Sacliullne. . (Poiygonunii Sachalinense.) This is a hardy herbaceous perennial, six to twelve feet high, with strpng, extensively creeping rootstocks. : The plant Is a native of an Island off the Siberian coast where it grows along moisfrlver banks. It was introduced into England abotit 1870 and has been quite generally cultivated in the botanical gardens of Europe. At'a time of great drought in France in 1893 it was Discovered that cattle Avould eat the leaves and tender broaches of this plant and a 'member of the French Academy yregented a paper suggesting --that it migiht prove a valuable addition to the.list of fodder plants. .This seems to be the flret Intimation that sachallne haxi any forage value, but the idea was at once taken up toy others, aad the hardiness, the-rapid growth and other qualities of the plant were extolled and- en- T. larged upon by interested parties. Within ,the past year or so most extravagant accounts o£ the value of fiachaline for forage have appeared in American ^papers. and. seed catalogues. 'All who have had experience with the plant advise caution in its Introduction because of its very strong, spreading and persistent rootstocks. A writer in the Rural New-Yorker who has ha'd some experience with the plant says:. >lf the land will grow anything else, do not plant it. Plant corn for teed, not'Polygonum Sachaltnense unless you want trouble." 'A writer in Burpee's Farm Annual saye that the farmers In this country will be terrj- bjy disappointed if they expect to real* tee the hopes <tokt ithe glowinf deacrip- tious from Europe would seem to warrant, ThlB plant 4« described in. Cir- ulap No, 6,of the Dlvlsloai of Botany .of the United States Department of Ag^ rlcutture, I|; }a advertiBed J» some of the 1897 steed catalogues. The advice of the BxpeHujent Station ,to intend- Ing purchasers Us, don't. , Charles D. Woods, Dlreptor Maine ISxperiment Station. Salt for Cereals,—An suthualastie British journal in a recenj article, eayg "that a thouaand or two pounds of salt sown to the acre will check the rust in cereals, protect o&ts gjgatest the grub and wire worm, prevent potato die- ewes, dissipate f unsold growths in pastures, stop the growth o| inoesea, will make tins mug|iw grasses more lWb*«« < • Fruit Saved by Ice. During a recent cold snap In Florida, an orange-grower named Felt saved his trees and fruit by spraying them With water. When he found the ther- moineter 7 degrees belowlhe .freezing tdlntj The took his spraying apparatus into the grove and turned a fine mist upon the trees, which froze as quick as it struck them. The mist'._ was kept playing upon each tree till it was completely encased in Ice from the ground up, appearing like an ice statue, so flrm _that it could not.be abaken.a'he.weath- did not moderate enough to thaw them out till the fourth day, but when the warm sun came out and caused the Ice to gradually rot and drop off, not a leaf wilted. Commenting on this, Dr. A. M. Ragland, the noted horticulturist of Pilot Point, Texas, says a sleet In April, many years ago, completely enveloped* young plums and peaches as large as marbles, in North Texas, without Injuring either the fruit of leaves The coating of Ice stops evaporation, and retains within the cells all heat generated by the vital forces of the tree —1 Ex. ' I Pruning Quince Treea!—Quince trees are probably less pruned than any other variety of fruit. The habit of send- ID ^. "Pward" several shoots from Mo same root. Is defended by some on the theory that if the borer destroys one of the shoots others will take Its place. But It is in these neglected clumps of trees that the borer breeds and multiplies, until quince growing becomes impossible. _ It is far better to confine the growth to^ a slngle~stem, lind then watch for borers every June and September, letting none escape. Many sucker shoots will sprout up from the -jootajof quince_tree8_cpnflnefl_tQ_one_ stem. These may be transplanted, and will'soon extend the quince orchard to as great an extent aa desired. There will be a new crop of plants two feet or more high to be dug up and transplanted every fail, it requires only four to five years for these young trees to begia to bear, and every year for the next tea succeeding will increase the Value of their crop. The quince tree is always inclined to grow too long branches. The quality of its fruit will be bettered by shortening those that are Inclined to grow most vigorously. . Forcing Peacheg.-r-J. H. Hale, the greatest peach grower on earth, geta ripe peaches two weeks earlier by the following method: In'" the'middle of the growing season, put a strong wire around a large arm of a tree, and twist It fairly tight. This checks the flow of nap and causes fruit buds to form early and in great number. The fruit on the; branches of thia arm will ripen two weeks earlier than that ou the untreated branches, an<t will be much more highly colored. But this part of the tree will be so weakened by the treatment that it should be cut nway after fruiting, that new alioota may eosie aaa take iui plac«. Thus oue large aim or Hm.t» of a tree may be forced eacii'y*ar.--J8x. We open the season with an unusually a line of Parasols and Umbrellas, which we will offer at prices that will move them quickly, FIVE DOZEN 26-incfa Umbrellas, that would be cheap at as long as they last, at > . FOUR DOZEN 26-Inch Paragon frame, fast black, natural wood sticks, have been our regular $1.25 Umbrellas, at Che, ks /^htThtaa e JitS^^ BlMk a " d W " Ite From $3.oo^upwards* — You should see them to fully appreciate their values. | ; Have you supplied your wants with Muslin Underwear? Sale continues only one week longer. . . , ThcJune Designer and ' V '''.»'-—' wwr^x-vw^- -mm A mv Fashion Sheets now, n. A. L, HECKMAN, ' I£ MM* «M» ftsw «»« water THE NEW " QUICK MEAL" CAS AND STEEL COMBINATION WE SNViTE IH$WfiQI!. Davis d Wilkinson 32

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